What does Alana mean?
A rather modern Latinate feminine form of Alan. Also possibly from the Gaelic "ailin" meaning "little rock" or possibly derived from Elaine or Helen. Award-winning pop vocalist Alanis Morissette; actress Lana Turner.
Alana▲ has 33 variants: Alaina▲, Alaine, Alanah, Alane, Alani▲, Alanis, Alanna▲, Alannah, Alawna, Alayne, Alene▼, Aleyna, Aleynah, Aleyne, Alie, Allana, Alleen, Allena, Allene▼, Alleynah, Alleyne, Allina, Allinah, Allyn, Allyna, Alona, Alonna, Lana▲, Lanah, Lanna, Lannah, Lannie and Lanny.
Alana▲ has 42 more different relations via Alanis, Elaine, Helen, Lana: Ailene, Alanice, Alayna▲, Aleanor, Alena▲, Aline▼, Allaine, Alyona, Elaene, Elain, Elaina▲, Elaine▼, Elaini, Elainia, Elainna, Elan, Elana, Elane, Elanna, Elayna, Elayne, Elena▲, Eleni, Ella▲, Ellane, Elliana▲, Galina, Halina, Helaina, Helana, Helena▲, Ileana, Ilene▼, Ilka, Ilona, Jelena, Lanae, Lean, Leana, Lena▲, Lina▼ and Yelena.Kreatif forms: Alaana, Anana. [more]
How popular is Alana?
Alana is a very prominent first name for women (#794 out of 4276, Top 19%) and also a very prominent last name for all people (#67522 out of 150436, Top 45%). (2000 U.S. Demographics)
Displayed below is the birth name history of Alana for girls. Alana was first listed in 1940-1949 and reached its peak position of #143 in the U.S. in the year 2007, and is currently at #198. (Top Baby Names, 2014)
Alaina (#190 from recent data), Alani (#612), Alanna (#526), Alannah (#947), Alayna (#217), Alena (#617), Alene, Aline, Allene, Elaina (#281), Elaine (#654), Elayne, Elena (#121), Ella (#17), Elliana (#296), Helen (#404), Helena (#502), Ileana, Ilene, Lana (#351), Leana, Lena (#279) and Lina (#767) are the popular varying forms of Alana (#198 from recent data). Adoption of these relations of Alana is well-received among parents today (average #582), except for forms like Helen which have become less stylish. Helen is more universally found than the rest, though Ella is currently higher in the list.
Thinking of names?
Alana▲ is pronounced similarly to Ailani, Aleena▲, Alianna, Aliena, Allonia, Alonia, Alwinna, Alwyna, Alynah, Eilona, Elanie, Eleana, Eleanna, Ellena, Ellina, Elyana, Ilana, Ilania, Ilianna, Illiana, Oliana, Olina, Olinia, Wilona and Yllona. Other suggested similar baby names are Abina, Adana, Adara, Agna, Aivana, Alaia, Alaisa, Alala, Alamea, Alanza, Alaya, Aldana, Aldara, Alea, Aleea, Alida▼, Alima, Aliza, Alla, Allma, Alma▼, Aloma, Alonza, Aluma, Alyne, Amana, Ana▲, Anaca, Ananda, Anaya▲, Apona, Arina, Arlana, Aruna, Atlanta, Avana, Aviana, Ayana▼, Ayanna▼, Brana, Flana, Jana▼, Jilana, Juana▼, Kalana, Malana, Osana, Qiana, Roana and Tiana▲. These names tend to be less commonly used than Alana.